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Care First

Address: Milford House, 260 Lichfield Road, Sutton Coldfield, B74 2UH
Tel no / email: 0121 308 6555

What service do you provide:

Education and training for adults with learning disabilities/difficulties/mental health/challenging behaviour. Working in the community and in prisons in Birmingham (have worked in HMP Birmingham), Black Country, Staffordshire including Tamworth.

Who do you provide it for:

Our current contract provides 120 places in total. Adults over the age of 19, also students who are in danger of disengaging with education (age 14-16).  We also have a volunteer programme whereby offenders leaving prison can volunteer in our workshops as learning support assistants/mentors.

Clients who are severely affected go to our Skills Tanks.  These clients are generally self funded.

Changing our Lives

Address: The Public, New street, West Bromwich, B70 7PG
Tel no / email: claire@changingourlives.org

What service do you provide:

We are a self advocacy organization primarily working with people with learning disabilities and people with mental health issues. We facilitate patient councils in a learning disability low secure forensic setting and a step down service.

Who do you provide it for:

Men with dual diagnosis of learning disability and mental health issues who have either offended or have the potential to offend. The current patient council in the low secure setting consists of 15 men. In areas of St Helens & Knowsley in Merseyside and Warrington & Halton in Cheshire

Yorkshire and Humber


Address: Tennant Hall, Blenheim Grove, Leeds LS2 9ET
Tel no / email: 0113 3030166 Kate.Crosswaite@foundationuk.org

What service do you provide:

Foundation provides housing support and complementary services to disadvantaged groups across the North of England.  We provide individualised services based on a holistic assessment of need to address accommodation and other issues e.g. financial, health, safety, employment, family and relationships. We also provide Through the Gates and mentoring services to offenders.

Who do you provide it for:

Specific offender groups include:  Mentally disordered offenders; high risk offenders (MAPPA); perpetrators of domestic abuse; and priority and prolific offenders. Currently 22 of our offender group have a learning disability and we are aware of high levels of boderline LD. We provide service to offenders across 19 local authorities from community based offices. We also provide services from a number of prisons (HMP's) including: Leeds, Durham, Holme House, Everthorpe, and Hull. In Darlington we provide mentoring (trained volunteers) support to priority and prolific offenders in partnership with the IOM. In Calderdale, Leeds, Kirklees, Wakefield, North Yorkshire, Lancashire, Durham and Darlington we provide housing support services to offenders.

Kirklees Youth offending team/South West Yorkshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust

Address: Kirklees YOT,Somerset Buildings,Church street,huddersfield,HD1 1DD
Tel no / email: 01484 226263 karina.hepworth@kirklees,gov.uk

What service do you provide:

The learning disabilities nurse supports young people in identifying their abilities and needs, accessing services, ensuring the delivery of the order takes account of those abilities and that they are reflected in the delivery of the intervention to ensure understanding so that completion of the order  is achieved. The nurse provides training to staff across the service and includes, YOT staff, volunteers, victim liaison, restorative justice and magistrates.

Who do you provide it for:

Young people aged 10- 18 years